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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Latinx Parents Organizing Toward a Liberated Education
by Acuna Castillo, Olga L., Ed.D., Lewis and Clark College, 2019, 185; 22617671
Abstract (Summary)

This critical ethnographic research study, conducted in an elementary school in an urban school district in the northwestern United States, is grounded in Paulo Freire’s four salient pedagogies for liberation and social transformation: conscientização, popular education, dialogue, and praxis. It employs the LatCrit lens to examine the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, language, sociopolitical stance, and the racist and cultural subjugation specific to Latinx and immigrant parents. The analysis revealed that when Latinx parents are connected and informed about how the school system works, they start accessing available resources, engage in transformative ways, become more effective advocates for their children, and empower other parents. In their school engagement, participants discovered that education is essential and brings about social and economic prosperity. Understanding the sociohistorical injustices and barriers that have prevented Latinx parents from engaging in their children’s schooling process can help inform practices and future research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Feldman, Sue
Commitee: Montgomery, Dawn, Lenssen, John
School: Lewis and Clark College
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Oregon
Source: DAI-A 81/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Educational administration
Keywords: Pedagogies, Urban school district, LatCrit, Latinx
Publication Number: 22617671
ISBN: 9781085684187
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